Highways Agency

 

 

 

Highways Agency

The High­ways Agency is an Exec­u­tive Agency of the Depart­ment for Trans­port, and is responsible for oper­at­ing, main­tain­ing and improv­ing the strate­gic road net­work in Eng­land on behalf of the Sec­re­tary of State for Transport.

The strategic road network in England is some 4,300 miles long and is made up of motorways and trunk roads. While this network represents only two per cent of all roads in England by length, it carries a third of all traffic by mileage. Significantly, two thirds of all heavy goods vehicle mileage in England is undertaken on the strategic road network, making it the economic backbone of the country.